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"Union Square," (NYC, 1911) by Sara Teasdale

Author: Sara Teasdale

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Jillian W (Apr 29 2019 11:19AM) : This image is very interesting more

This image is different from what I thought it would be. When I first looked at it I thought it would connect to the poem a little more. however, after reading the poem the photo is really different from the poem. I feel like the poem would’ve been set in the night time and it would be like more modern, but the image provides the exact opposite.

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FATJON M (May 13 2019 9:02AM) : The image [Edited] more

I think that the image has to do something with union square , although I agree the photo is different from the poem

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JOSHUA W (Apr 29 2019 11:30AM) : This rhyming pattern makes the poem have its own rhythm. It helps guide the reader on how the poet wants it to be read. The rhyme also affects how the poem can be interpreted. Without the rhyme the poem wouldn’t run as smoothly.
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JOSHUA W (Apr 29 2019 11:30AM) : There is lots of rhythm in this poem. Which makes the poems flow. For this stanza she wants to tel him something but she never did. This makes us understand her situation further.
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Stephanie R (May 28 2019 3:04PM) : I wonder if she knows the guy actually loves her or she just believes he does not
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Alondra R (Jun 03 2019 1:08PM) : This poem has a sort of melancholy feel to it. I feel like she had more to say but couldn't find the right words. And the photo used for this poem seems a bit more relevant to the poem than one thinks.
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America M (Jun 03 2019 1:09PM) : Image more

When I first looked at this image I thought this poem would be different but the image is pretty interesting to look at.

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Kheriya A (Jun 07 2019 1:24PM) : For me poems take me a while to understand but this one really did not take long. The image is also very interesting and different.
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hannah t (Nov 14 2020 9:15PM) : This is not the image I pictured when first reading the poem. While I imagined lots of people in the square, the reference to "fiery lights" gave the impression it was night time.
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hannah t (Nov 14 2020 9:20PM) : I enjoyed the rhyme scheme and how it helped create a rhythm to tell a story.

Painting by Isabel Bishop

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With the man I love who loves me not,
I walked in the street-lamps' flare;
We watched the world go home that night
In a flood through Union Square.

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ANGELINA P (Apr 16 2019 1:35PM) : Rhythm more

There are rhymes at the end of each stanza that go with each other that makes the poem different.

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ANGELINA P (Apr 16 2019 1:46PM) : Repetition more

I notice that the first two lines of the first stanza is the same as the first two in that last stanza. I think that the meaning changes while reading the poem. This make this interesting,

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America M (Jun 03 2019 1:07PM) : Repetition more

The first two lines that were used in the first stanza were used in the last as well. I liked this because it kind of brings you back to what got you reading it in the first place.

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hannah t (Nov 14 2020 9:18PM) : Almost as if walking home after a night out/date night. Perhaps a late night or the couple is breaking up?
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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:28PM) : How does she/ or he know that they (the man) does not love them? If so and they do why do they continue to love them?
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Jose R (May 23 2019 9:17AM) : fist sentence of the stanza more

with the phrase “with the man i love who loves me not” makes me wonder if she really knows that the person that she loves really doesn’t like her has she asked him if he does have feelings for her.

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Keily M (Apr 23 2020 12:36PM) : Fisrt stanza more

This phase makes me think a lot of things for example: do he really Loves you ? or if she really knows the person?.

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GEORGE T (Apr 10 2019 2:10PM) : I've noticed that the last word of the second and last line in every stanza rhyme. Very interesting!
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Jovana K (Apr 16 2019 9:39AM) : Rhyme more

The second and the fourth line in each stanza rhyme with each other. It makes a rhythm, and it makes a poem interesting for reading!

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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:30PM) : what does this mean? "I walked in the street-lamps''flare;
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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:32PM) : they watched the world go home that night? Watched them how? What is "home" in this case?
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I leaned to catch the words he said
That were light as a snowflake falling;
Ah well that he never leaned to hear
The words my heart was calling.

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NATHAN S (Apr 16 2019 9:40AM) : The rhyming of the poem helps the rhythm. more

The rhyming the author uses gives the poem a better rhythm and helps the flow of the poem. Rhyming allows the poem’s meaning to come across and stand out easier.

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ANGELINA P (Apr 16 2019 2:04PM) : rhyme more

There is lots of rhythm in this poem. Which makes the poems flow. For this stanza she wants to tel him something but she never did. This makes us understand her situation further.

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America M (Jun 03 2019 1:11PM) : rhyming more

I like how she used rhyming, I feel like it makes the poem flow and more understandable.

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Keily M (Apr 23 2020 12:47PM) : The words my heart was calling. more

I feel like she has so much feelings for him , but she doesn’t know which makes her sound sad.

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hannah t (Nov 14 2020 9:18PM) : Appears the man is whispering and the author has left things unsaid.
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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:33PM) : Huh? What do they mean, how did they learn to catch the words?
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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:34PM) : Does this mean that he is deaf?
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Jovana K (Apr 16 2019 9:55AM) : He doesn't love her more

She has a lot to say but she’s quiet. She wants to tell him she loves him, but she can’t. Does it make her feel depressive?

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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:35PM) : What was the words they heart was calling?

And on we walked and on we walked
Past the fiery lights of the picture shows —
Where the girls with thirsty eyes go by
On the errand each man knows.

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Stephanie R (May 28 2019 3:06PM) : does she really think men know when thirsty girls stare with that look
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America M (Jun 03 2019 1:13PM) : imagery more

The way the lights are described and how girls are looked at makes you kind of feel like you are there and you are witnessing what is going on.

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Keily M (Apr 23 2020 12:50PM) : Imagery more

This makes me picture how girls walk passed them with a “Thirsty look” at the men she was walking with or “the man who loves me not”.

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hannah t (Nov 14 2020 9:19PM) : Are they walking by ladies of the night? Or is the man so handsome that the ladies stare as they pass by?
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NATHAN S (Apr 16 2019 9:46AM) : The imagery the author uses in this line allows the reader to better understand and picture what is being written and seen by the author and the use of imagery throughout the poem makes it more descriptive and allows for a better understanding of theme.
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ANGELINA P (May 01 2019 1:44PM) : question more

why are the lights fiery is it because its on fire of the picture show

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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:40PM) : questions!!!! more

What does the fiery lights symbolize in this sentence or line? Is it the buildings of Manhattan lighting up? Is it night time? How does the fiery light and picture show relates?

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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:42PM) : What to you mean girls with thirsty eyes go? Why are their eyes thirsty? Why do they go by the picture shows ? What are they thirsty for?
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Jose R (May 09 2019 9:48AM) : what is the meaning behind this sentence? more

many things go by my head when i repeat this sentence to my self such as if the girls are thirsty in a sense are they also attractive to the guy she loves or just girls that go around attracting guys then just throwing them away

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And on we walked and on we walked,
At the door at last we said good-bye;
I knew by his smile he had not heard
My heart's unuttered cry.

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FATJON M (May 13 2019 9:32AM) : Painful unrequited love. more

I think that this paragraph perfectly shows why this poem is about Painful unrequited love because in the las line the poet says “My heart’s unuttered cry.”, which i think it means that she is crying because he did not know that she loved him.

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America M (Jun 03 2019 1:46PM) : repetition more

The repetition in this poem was pretty catchy.

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Keily M (Apr 23 2020 12:52PM) : Deep lines. more

I can tell and I feel for her. I know what it feels and I can relate to her situation. She is totally in love but he seems not to pay attention.

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hannah t (Nov 14 2020 9:19PM) : Is it actually a long walk home or does it feel longer because of the topic being discussed?
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Jose R (May 23 2019 9:20AM) : repeated more

reading this sentence over and over in your head makes it sound like it has no sense due to the repetition of the saying

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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:45PM) : OOOOHHHHH so was this a date?
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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:48PM) : How do they know that the guy didn't see it or heard it or whatever?
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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:44PM) : Why do they heart have a unuttred cry, what's wrong? [Edited]

With the man I love who loves me not
I walked in the street-lamps' flare —
But oh, the girls who ask for love
In the lights of Union Square.

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GEORGE T (Apr 15 2019 11:12AM) : I see that the first two lines of this stanza repeat from the first two lines of the first stanza more
I wonder why the author chose to not repeat the last two lines as well? Its sort of unexpected to see this but because of this I think it gives the last two lines more meaning then if it were to repeat from the first stanza
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MARIAM L (May 07 2019 9:45AM) : I noticed that the first and last stanza are similar. In the last stanza she repeats the first and last line like the one in the first stanza. I wonder why she did that, maybe to emphasize those lines.
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America M (Jun 03 2019 1:49PM) : Repitition more

It reminded me of how the poem started.

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Keily M (Apr 23 2020 12:54PM) : Repitition more

I love how the lines repeats & I love that is a poem format and most important that it gives the reader a strong message & Imagery.

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hannah t (Nov 14 2020 9:20PM) : Is the author one of the girls who asked for love in Union Square?
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Jillian W (Apr 10 2019 2:21PM) : This line repeats more

This is the very first line of the poem. I find interesting to start the last stanza with the very first line. I feel that his could mean different things. Maybe by starting the last stanza with the starting line it shows that love can restart or always begin again. It could also represent the idea of making the same mistake as before.

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GEORGE T (Apr 15 2019 11:03AM) : Interesting to see this line repeat. I wonder who this man is and why he dos not love this women? If this man doesn't love this women why is he with her?
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Jovana K (Apr 16 2019 9:45AM) : Why man doesn't love that woman? more

Why is the man not in love with that woman? Why are the even walking together? Did they have a fight? Or maybe she has a secret crush on him?

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Jillian W (Apr 29 2019 11:05AM) : This line repeats from the beginning of the poem. more

This line repeats throughout this poem which shows that this line has an important meaning. This line is also apart of the form of the poem. The form of the poem is very important. This line because it repeats has is a symbol. Maybe this symbol represents love. Like love is flaring. It also sets the mood of the poem.

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JALAYA E (May 02 2019 10:49PM) : What do these last two lines mean? I'm confused and don't understand!!
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Jillian W (Apr 10 2019 12:27PM) : The second and fourth lines of every stanza rhyme with each other more

This rhyming pattern makes the poem have its own rhythm. It helps guide the reader on how the poet wants it to be read. The rhyme also affects how the poem can be interpreted. Without the rhyme the poem wouldn’t run as smoothly.

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NATHAN S (Apr 16 2019 7:43AM) : The second and fourth lines of each stanza always rhyme in this poem. more

The rhyming pattern of making only the second and fourth lines rhyme contributes to the flow and rhythm of the poem. Without the rhyming the poem wouldn’t sound as smoothly as it does.

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FATJON M (May 13 2019 7:23AM) : Rhyme more

I think that this poem is beautiful and sad. It is about Painful unrequited love. In each stanza, the last lines are shorter which makes the rhythm stronger.

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